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(33-29) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors (40-19)
Date: Friday March 4th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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Two exciting teams are coming together in this one with the Blazers, fresh off a Wednesday night loss to Boston, heading to Toronto to take on a Raptors squad who spent their Wednesday night defeating the Jazz.
With Portland sitting in the 8th and final playoff spot in the West, they will look to do what it takes to dispatch this hot Raptors backcourt to keep a hold on their playoff chances.
Don’t blink in this one, because it will be filled with highlights from both squads.
Portland Trail Blazers
One of the hottest road teams in the NBA right now, Portland is looking to keep the excitement going against a tough Raptors squad who can put up points by the bunches.
In Wednesday’s tilt against Boston, Damian Lillard put up 20 points. It was Lillard’s 301st game as a Blazer and his 21.2 points per game and 6.2 assists per game average over his first 300 in Portland makes him one of four players in NBA history to average 21/6 in their first 300.
CJ McCollum put up 17 on Wednesday as well, marking yet another game where the tandem of Lillard and McCollum have been the team’s main scorers.
The Blazers were all over the boards as three players tied with 7 rebounds each with Mason Plumlee, Meyers Leonard and Maurice Harkless doing their part in that department.
Toronto took the win in their only meeting this season and the Blazers will be looking to split the series and keep a tight hold on that 8 seed.
If Portland wants to be taken seriously come playoff time, this is the type of game that earns that respect.
While the backcourt of Kyle Lawrie and DeMar DeRozan has been All-Star caliber this year, enough can’t be said about the supporting cast, who at times, become the stars of the show.
In Wednesday’s game against Utah, the supporting cast was a little sluggish, leaving Lawrie to put up 32 while DeRozan added 31.
The other starting three combined for 16 points between them.
With finishing games being the glaring weakness this season for the Raptors, they will need to tighten that up in this one if they want to stave off the furious gameplay of Portland.
Players like Terrence Ross and Demarre Carroll will really have to step up in this one, with both averaging just under 10 points per game this season.
Jonas Valanciunas and Bismack Miyombo will have to be tough on the boards as Portland is one of the NBA’s best in the rebound department.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
- Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games
- Trail Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto
- Trail Blazers are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings
- Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
In an upset of sorts, Portland will handle this road test like most of the others – with a big win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: PDX ATS
In the last 10 meetings, Portland is 8-2 and hot on the road. There’s too much working in their favor.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 103 – Toronto 100
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